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Old 11-28-2020, 09:26 AM   #1
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94 American Eagle - step problem.

Hello, I found an older thread here while looking for a place to start troubleshooting my step problem and found a thread talking about the very same Eagle model I have. 94' American Eagle here too! But it's an old thread and I cannot reply to it.

The step problem I'm having is slightly different though, as it extends and retracts just fine, normally as it should, but only with the engine off.

The problem is only with the engine running. Regardless of the SW positions, the step will not extend when opening the door with the engine running. [which is annoying is I need to step back out after startup. Pretty much all the time as I'm doing my final readiness walk around while letting the engine warm-up and air pressures to stabilize, etc.]

Link to the older thread below for reference.

When I figure this out, I'll return and post the solution.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/199...ml#post2578667
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Can't help you with the step, but welcome to the forum.


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Old 11-29-2020, 10:17 AM   #3
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On mine, the step will retract when the engine is running and the door is closed. As soon as the door opens the steps extend. This is a safety item built in. Also if your key is in the run position the step will act just as if the engine is running.
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Thank you for your reply:

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On mine, the step will retract when the engine is running and the door is closed. As soon as the door opens the steps extend. This is a safety item built in. Also if your key is in the run position the step will act just as if the engine is running.
Correct, and mine operates normally as it should, however, when the door is opened while the engine is running, the steps do not extend regardless of the switch positions.

I'm just scratching the surface on digging into the problem. It's more of an annoyance than anything.
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Last summer my steps stopped working, turned out the yellow wire to the ignition switch was not making contact.



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Hello, I found an older thread here while looking for a place to start troubleshooting my step problem and found a thread talking about the very same Eagle model I have. 94' American Eagle here too! But it's an old thread and I cannot reply to it.

The step problem I'm having is slightly different though, as it extends and retracts just fine, normally as it should, but only with the engine off.

The problem is only with the engine running. Regardless of the SW positions, the step will not extend when opening the door with the engine running. [which is annoying is I need to step back out after startup. Pretty much all the time as I'm doing my final readiness walk around while letting the engine warm-up and air pressures to stabilize, etc.]

Link to the older thread below for reference.

When I figure this out, I'll return and post the solution.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/199...ml#post2578667
IF you have kwikee steps, there are great troubleshooting procedures to follow. It's best if you have the Kwikee pigtail that is made just for troubleshooting, but you can probably get by without it.

https://www.rvtechlibrary.com/exteri...svc_manual.pdf

Page 9 of the owners manual (second manual)
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